Centipede & Millipede Control In New Orleans
Centipedes and millipedes are “myriapods”, meaning they’re a distant cousin to insects. These creepy crawlers aren’t particularly harmful to humans, but people generally do not want them in their homes or on their property. These bugs both have long, segmented bodies with what seem to be tons of legs. These creatures are often found in dark, moist areas like under rocks and logs but can sometimes venture into homes. If you have a centipede or millipede problem in the Greater New Orleans area, Pied Piper Pest Control is here to help! Our pest control experts have years of experience dealing with a wide variety of pests, including centipedes & millipedes, and are here to solve your infestation problems! Give us a call today at (504) 366-1333 or fill out the contact form on our website, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible!
What’s The Difference Between Centipedes & Millipedes?
While centipedes and millipedes have many of the same characteristics, they also have many differences.
Centipede means “100 legs”; however, in reality, centipedes do not have that many legs. In fact, every centipede has an odd number of legs. Centipedes have long, segmented bodies with one set of legs per segment. Because their legs are positioned to the side, their bodies lay flatter on the ground than their counterparts. Another big difference between the two species is that centipedes are venomous (but not harmful to humans) and eat insects for the majority of their diet. There are an estimated 8,000 species of centipedes on Earth, though we’ve only discovered around 3,000 of them!
Millipede translates to “thousand legs”, but as you may guess, millipedes do not actually have 1,000 legs. Instead, millipedes have two sets of legs for every segment of their body. This means that if you compared a centipede and a millipede with an equal number of body segments, the millipede would have more legs. A millipede’s legs are positioned under their body, making them “taller” than their centipede cousins. Millipedes are not venomous, and as a result, their diet consists of primarily decomposing plants like dead leaves and wood. There are an estimated 80,000 species of millipedes on Earth, but only about 7,000 are known!
Contact Pied Piper Pest Control!
If you would like a free estimate on centipede or millipede control in the Greater New Orleans area, please don’t hesitate to contact our team at Pied Piper Pest Control! Give us a call at (504) 366-1333, or fill out the contact form on our website!